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Monday 02 April, 2012

02-Apr-2012 05:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

FTSE 100 PEARSON PLC ORD 25P 1221.00 4.81% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1664.00 4.13% ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC ORD SHS 20 842.50 3.76% SABMILLER PLC ORD $0.10 2602.50
02-Apr-2012 05:00 PM

PLUSquoted Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 17:00

PLUS Market MAGNOLIA PETROLEUM ORD 1.12 -0.44% Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
02-Apr-2012 04:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 15:00 and 16:00

Overall Market NEXUS MANAGEMENT PLC ORD 0.25P 0.17 6.25% PROVEXIS PLC ORD 0.1P 1.83 5.78% JJB SPORTS PLC ORD 1P 10.13 4.43% OXFORD TECHNOLOGY VENTURE CAPITAL T 17.00
02-Apr-2012 04:10 PM

Dunedin Enterprise IT strengthens board

Former RIT Capital Partners chief operating officer Duncan Budge has joined Dunedin Enterprise Investment Trust as a non-executive director. Budge retired from RIT Capital Partners in November. He had been a director of J Rothschild Capital Manage
02-Apr-2012 04:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 16:00

FTSE 100 PEARSON PLC ORD 25P 1209.50 3.82% ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC ORD SHS 20 836.50 3.02% FRESNILLO PLC ORD USD0.50 1639.00 2.57% SABMILLER PLC ORD $0.10 2571.75
02-Apr-2012 03:55 PM

Borders & Southern pre-tax losses rise

Borders & Southern Petroleum posts pre-tax losses of $1.7m in the year to the end of December - up from $165,283 in 2010. Administrative expenses rose to $2.1m - up from $1.5m last time. Chairman Harry Dobson said: "The last 12 months have been an
02-Apr-2012 03:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 14:00 and 15:00

Overall Market PREMIER MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS PLC ORD 1.03 10.75% JJB SPORTS PLC ORD 1P 9.83 6.27% PUBLIC SERVICE PROPERTIES INVESTMEN 35.50 5.97% SOLO OIL PLC ORD 0.01P 0.65
02-Apr-2012 03:29 PM

Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust beats index

Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust's net asset value per share rose by 4.3% on a total return basis in the year to the end of January. This compares with a 0.3% rise in its composite index - prior to 1 June the relevant index was the FTSE All-Sha
02-Apr-2012 03:25 PM

Mondi increases offer price for Mondi Swiecie

Mondi Group has increased the price of its all cash public tender offer for the remaining 34% of Mondi Swiecie. Mondi has increased its offer to PLN72.00 per share from the initial PLN69.00 offer made on 16 February. The offer represents a premium of
02-Apr-2012 03:16 PM

ISM prices index slips 0.5 percentage point

The US Institute for Supply Management's prices index fell by 0.5 percentage point to 61.0% in March. This is the third consecutive month the index has reflected an increase in the price of raw materials since September 2011, when the index register
02-Apr-2012 03:14 PM

ISM manufacturing index up at 53.4%

Economic activity in the US manufacturing sector expanded in March for the 32nd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 34th consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management. The PMI registered 53.4% an increase of 1 pe
02-Apr-2012 03:08 PM

US construction spending falls

US construction spending during February was estimated at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of $808.9bn, 1.1% below the revised January estimate of $818.1bn. The US Department of Commerce said the February figure was 5.8% above the February 2011 estimat
02-Apr-2012 03:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 15:00

FTSE 100 PEARSON PLC ORD 25P 1199.50 2.96% ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC ORD SHS 20 828.25 2.00% RIO TINTO PLC ORD 10P 3513.50 1.96% SABMILLER PLC ORD $0.10 2558.50
02-Apr-2012 02:55 PM

Broker News & Views

Nomura downgrades Randgold Resources from buy to neutral, target cut from 9,850p to 7,115p. Liberum Capital downgrades FirstGroup from buy to hold. Deutsche Bank downgrades FirstGroup from buy to hold, target price cut from 400p to 280p. Oriel Securitie
02-Apr-2012 02:52 PM

Total ready to return to Elgin leaking platform

Oil company Total is preparing to regain control of the leaking Elgin North Sea well now that the flare has extinguished itself. The first action plan is to carry out the well control operation using a floating support vessel and pumping mud into the wel
02-Apr-2012 02:43 PM

OFT publishes decision on Aldersgate-Arena Leisure deal

The Office of Fair Trading has published the text of its decision on the proposed acquisition by Aldersgate Investments of Arena Leisure which was cleared. This decision can be found on the OFT's website at www.oft.gov.uk. Story provided by Stock
02-Apr-2012 02:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 13:00 and 14:00

Overall Market CENKOS SECURITIES PLC ORD 1P 69.00 8.66% YELL GROUP PLC ORD 1P 3.92 4.81% VALIRX PLC ORD 0.1P 0.50 4.17% EKF DIAGNOSTICS HOLDINGS PLC ORD 1P 30.38
02-Apr-2012 02:08 PM

NY Times and Reuters collaborate on Games

The New York Times and Reuters have come together to launch an exclusive product available to online publishers for coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The collaboration brings together expertise from two trusted news providers who each have m
02-Apr-2012 02:00 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers at 14:00

FTSE 100 PEARSON PLC ORD 25P 1194.50 2.53% SABMILLER PLC ORD $0.10 2552.75 1.72% INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP PLC O 1477.00 1.65% ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC ORD SHS 20 825.25
02-Apr-2012 01:52 PM

Samsung Electronics' board approves donation

Samsung Electronics' board has approved a KRW35bn donation to its related party, Samsung Foundation of Culture, in a way of contributing to society. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com...
02-Apr-2012 01:47 PM

Samsung Electronics renews D&O cover

Samsung Electronics' board has approved renewal of the the directors' and officers' liability insurance from Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance. The existing contract expires on 6 April. The insurance premium is KRW6.97bn. Story prov
02-Apr-2012 01:44 PM

Coastal Energy reveals new find at Bua Ban South

Thailand-focused Coastal Energy has revealed a new Miocene discovery at the Bua Ban South A-04 well. The well was drilled to a depth of 3,250 feet TVD on the eastern flank fault block at Bua Ban South, approximately 1.5 miles south of the Bua Ban Main A-
02-Apr-2012 01:34 PM

USG People takes over Control Finance

USG People has taken over Control Finance which provides flexible staffing solutions in accounting, financial management and controlling. Control's clients are organisations in the Dutch top 500 companies. Control is active throughout the Netherla
02-Apr-2012 01:30 PM

Market Movers - Top risers and fallers between 12:00 and 13:00

Overall Market SOLO OIL PLC ORD 0.01P 0.63 5.00% VIETNAM INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED ORD 0.28 3.70% PERFORM GROUP PLC ORD 2 7/9P 313.45 3.45% REGENCY MINES PLC ORD 0.1P 2.18
02-Apr-2012 01:22 PM

Outotec wins Mexico copper concentrator contract

Outotec and Grupo Mexico have signed a contract for the delivery of process technology to Buenavista del Cobre's new second copper concentrator in Mexico. The contract value booked in the first quarter 2012 order intake is nearly �?¬28m. Outot